More than 200 locals showed their support for the campaign to Save the Western Port Woodlands with an afternoon of wine, art and song at the Gurdies winery last Sunday.
The weather gods smiled and two wedge-tailed eagles cruised above a great line-up of talent: Kutcha Edwards, Doc White, Laura Brearley and Friends, Rosie Westbrook, Bass Coast Pickers and the SB Bandibeats.
All musicians gave of their time and talents generously to support the campaign to preserve the woodlands from a surge in sand mining. Men at Work frontman Colin Hay and friends sent a special recording of the Oz classic Down Under in support.
The concert was followed by an art auction conducted by former Bass Coast Mayor Brett Tessari, who used his experience in real estate to extract maximum bids from the audience.
Twenty-two works were sold for a total of $7485, with $4235 to go to Save the Western Port Woodlands.
Thanks to Bass Coast Shire Council for supporting Save Western Port Woodlands with a community grant used to buy campaign t-shirts, brochures, car stickers and advertising.